Category: President Barack Obama

It’s Not a “Debate”, Mr. President. It’s a Slaughter and You’re Helping It Happen

It’s Not a “Debate”, Mr. President. It’s a Slaughter and You’re Helping It Happen

| June 24, 2009 | 18 Replies

President Obama, from yesterday’s press conference: The Iranian people are trying to have a debate about their future. White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs, July 17th: I think the President has been clear that this is a vigorous debate in Iran between Iranians about their leadership. This is what is really happening today in Iran. I […]

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At the AIP Blog, I Suggest Fear Might Be At Work

At the AIP Blog, I Suggest Fear Might Be At Work

| June 23, 2009 | Reply

Over at the American Issues Project blog I’ve been wwriting what’s becoming an unintentional series about how the Obama adminstration is handling its promise to deliver a more transparent and accoutnable government. In short, the President is going the wrong way. It’s going to be tough for him to argue that he’s keeping his promise […]

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“Will a wise man give a sharp dagger to an insane person?”

“Will a wise man give a sharp dagger to an insane person?”

| June 22, 2009 | 2 Replies

Any chance of someone getting this CNN interview excerpt over to the President? Mohammad: Excuse me, sir. I have a message for the international community. Would you please let me tell it? Roberts: Yes, go ahead. Mohammad: Americans, European Union, international community, this government is not definitely — is definitely not elected by the majority […]

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Maybe He’s Hazy on the Meaning of 95 Percent

Maybe He’s Hazy on the Meaning of 95 Percent

| June 22, 2009 | 1 Reply

Says Stephen Green, “Under the Obama Plan, 95% of Americans will receive a tax cut, except for the ones who drink soda.” Or smoke cigarettes, or chew tobacco, or have health care benefits, or use electricity…

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Why the President Won’t Criticize Bad Stimulus Spending

Why the President Won’t Criticize Bad Stimulus Spending

| June 22, 2009 | 3 Replies

Where’s that Vichy French Captain when we need him? It’s been four months, and still President Obama has yet to criticize publicly a single project from the $787 billion economic stimulus spending package, despite his Feb. 20 pledge that if federal or state agencies tried to slip any bad spending through, he would “call them […]

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Another Promise Broken

Another Promise Broken

| June 22, 2009 | 3 Replies

How do you get a job in the Obama administration? Andrew Malcom cracked the code. First, get a lot of money. Second, get a lot of friends with a lot of money. Third, all of you give a lot of that money to Barack Obama’s Democratic presidential campaign. This is, of course, the same way […]

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Wanted: A Couple Mad-Dog Journalists

Wanted: A Couple Mad-Dog Journalists

| June 22, 2009 | 1 Reply

Stacy has some interesting thoughts on IG-Gate. At this point, IG-Gate raises two basic questions: Does all this suspicious smoke indicate a genuinely scandalous fire? That is to say, is there genuine crime or ethical misconduct involved, or are the inspectors generals just victims of political hardball which, while rudely thuggish in typical Chicago fashion, […]

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The IG Story is Growing Legs. Running Comes Next.

The IG Story is Growing Legs. Running Comes Next.

| June 20, 2009 | 5 Replies

Stacy McCain spent the day Thursday in and around Capitol Hill doing some actual reporting on what he’s dubbed “IG-Gate”. I’ve written about that growing scandal here and here and NTC News has been all over the story with the latest developments available here. His reporting work then has borne fruit in a piece for […]

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Is the President’s Former Main Man a Spammer, Too?

Is the President’s Former Main Man a Spammer, Too?

| June 19, 2009 | Reply

Is President Obama’s former Campaign Manager breaking the law? Dan Riehl says yes and he has a pretty good initial case. After speaking with political campaign email expert John Caldwell and receiving feedback from similar professional sources with deep experience in Anti-Spam legislation and affiliations with groups such as the Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email(CAUCE), […]

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Hi! Billy Mays Here for Obamacare!

Hi! Billy Mays Here for Obamacare!

| June 18, 2009 | Reply

I really don’t know why the White House and ABC News are even trying to make the day-long Obamacare infomerical look like anything else. They’re not even trying to hide the bias. An analysis of contributions to the Obama and McCain campaign shows that ABC employees contributed more than $160,000 to the Obama campaign versus […]

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